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How to install a spell checker dictionary

Is it possible to add spell checker dictionaries for other languages to HelpSmith? Please advise.
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Customization options for a help system

We are evaluating different help authoring tools and we like the features (such as batch compilation, build tags, image annotations, etc.) offered by HelpSmith, which can be useful for our documentation. I would like to learn more about customization options that HelpSmith provides to design the style of our help files and manuals.
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How to delete unused images in a project

How can I delete all unused images in my project?
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How to set meta tags for topics in a Web Help system?

Is it possible to set keywords and description meta tags for individual topics? Can you provide instructions for this task?
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How to create a template for the Markdown format

I've downloaded the latest HelpSmith version to check out the Markdown generation capability. While it works fine on the sample help projects, on our existing projects, we do not have a template for the Markdown format. As a result, the generated documentation does not include the titles of the topics. Q: How do I add a template for the Markdow [...]
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Using XML Content Translation tool

Is it possible to use Xml Content Translator tool to translate the texts in our HelpSmith project into other languages? What we need to do is: Translate a copy of the existing help project. Translate texts with an automated translation service like Google Translate. Edit the translated texts manually to improve quality. Translate the text and [...]
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Applying a Google font to the text in a help file

I'm a registered HelpSmith user creating a help system for my application. My question is how can I apply a custom font to the text in my: CHM help file Web Help system Is it possible to use a Google font?
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How to add the ALT attribute to an image?

I would like to add a description to an image contained in a topic of my Web Help system. For example: <img src="..." alt="Application settings window" /> My question: Is it possible to add the "alt=" attribute to the images in HelpSmith?
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How to add a border around an image?

I'm using Helpsmith to create documentation for my app. Q: Does HelpSmith allow adding a border around an image in a topic?
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How to exclude a topic from the help system?

In my help project, I've hidden a topic by enabling the Hidden option in the topic properties. In compiled CHM and Web Help system, the topic does not appear in the Table of Contents. But when clicking on a hyperlink in another topic, the hidden topic is displayed. In Printed Manual/PDF document, the topic does not appear in the Table of Conten [...]
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